Time and time again, research proves that the average person is not moving enough. They are sitting at work, sitting in their car, and sitting at home. Sure, some have physical, labor intensive careers but that doesn’t necessarily equate into good health. For instance, there is a constant joke about fat police officers, and even fat mail delivery personnel. The latter walks miles a day, and yet can’t seem to lose weight. Aside from glandular problems, illnesses, and medications that can cause swelling and increase weight, there are no excuses. Moving is essential for health and wellness. It may even cure depression in some people. So how do you get started? Or better yet, how do you go about facing the future without having to sacrifice? There are a plethora of solutions to consider.
The Television Path
This is not a call to throw out your television. You don’t need to do that. In fact, you can love it even more, especially if you’re willing to look at the free content and streams that are not prevalent in media. Many channels are now available for free or low cost that will broadcast exercise routines to your television. If you are one of the millions that don’t have any sort of cable, streaming device, and are still trying to get a few channels, don’t worry, you can still move.
Every program, even the news, has ads. During those ad breaks you have an opportunity to do simple exercise that will help you lose weight. Something as simple as dedicating each commercial break to doing push-ups will have you lean in no time.
Walking Outside Still Counts
When’s the last time you took a walk? Experts have recommended walking at least 30 minutes a day to everyone that wants to get a little bit of exercise. You can easily start working out and being better equipped for the days to come by walking around the block, and turning that into a jog over time. The point here is to start getting active, and something as simple as walking can definitely pose serious benefits.
For those that are adamant about time restraints, or just aren’t going to want to try the aforementioned, than think like a child. What was fun as a kid? Was it jumping rope? Playing tag, or a sport? Purchase a ball, a jump rope, or even a hula hoop, and use them to move. You’ll find that a little bit of play time can go a long way in terms of health and wellness. Most people don’t realize how simple life can be when you look for fun ways to move. Exercise is not about dreading the gym or forcing yourself into a routine that you hate. You can have a lot of fun, and even make friends.
No matter what you decide to do, make sure that you’re looking at ways to improve your health by moving a bit more. Exercise, and health go hand in hand.